The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards, an accreditation scheme which recognises and promotes excellence in independent retail, has announced its finalists for 2019 and Indie Füde is among those in the running to win the Delicatessen & Grocery category. Having had its written entry reviewed by a panel of respected industry experts, Indie Füde will now undergo two further rounds of judging, including an announced visit from one of the judges and a mystery shop carried out by Insight6.
From the overall shopping experience and financial performance to staff training opportunities and environmental initiatives, the panel of highly experienced judges, which includes Edward Berry of The Flying Fork, Stuart Gates, former managing director at Fortnum & Mason and senior buyer at Harrods, award-winning retailer Tracey Colley and food writer, Patrick McGuigan will rate, score and provide feedback on every aspect of Indie Füde before agreeing on an overall category winner.
“We are delighted to have made the Shop of the Year shortlist for a second year!
Johnny and I are both passionate champions of our local produce – and are chuffed that The Guild of Fine Food has decided that our shop, that only stocks products from the beautiful and bountiful island of Ireland, is among the best in the UK and Ireland.
We hope that both our mystery shopper and judge are as charmed by our local makers as we are. And are infected by even a little of our excitement for the produce we showcase here at Indie Füde ” Laura, Business Owner.
Shop of the Year 2019 will reach its exciting finale on Monday 11 March, when the world of fine food gather at Fodder Farm Shop and Café in Harrogate, to find out the winners of each category.
For further information about Shop of the Year, please contact any of the following:
Amy Brice at Freshly Ground PR on +44 (0) 7717 893123 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tortie Farrand at the Guild of Fine Food on +44 (0) 1747 825200 or at email@example.com.